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The Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere (Mono)

Opened with Beatles tonight and closing with them. 

To see their journey musically from ‘If I fell’ to this point is…magical. Such growth harmonically, structurally, poetically, and in production.  

Listening to the song now is too much, though.  As Tom Petty said, “God it’s so painful when something that is so close is still so far out of reach.” 

Rod Stewart - Tomorrow Is a Long Time

So many versions of this song, but this is my favorite…even over the Dylan or Baez one.  And off one of my top 10 favorite albums, too.  

"Only if my own true love is waiting, if I could hear his heart softly pounding, only if he were lying by me would I rest in my bed once again."

Jason Mraz- Beautiful Mess lyrics

If the others didn’t make you cry…this will be the one to do it.  Damn

Now Comes The Night - Rob Thomas (lyrics)

There was a time in my life during high school when I loved this song.  I still do, but I’d forgotten about it for a long time. I couldn’t bear to listen to it, frankly.  It’s still hard, but for different reasons now.  

I guess we’re back to a point of using tumblr again. I got rid of twitter so maybe I need a new outlet. It’s difficult for me to keep thoughts contained in a journal for whatever reason.  I always use this medium when I’m most in turmoil, it seems.  I look back through old posts and it’s painful, but because they’re completely applicable to life now.  It’s so cyclical.  I thought I’d finally reached a point where I’d broken that vicious cycle.  I don’t know now.  Nothing is certain and, of course, I’m scared and sad.  

The Beatles - If I Fell (HQ)

An unbelievably underrated Beatles song. 50 years after production, it still brings a tear to the eye. Surprisingly complex story line contained in the lyrics…and can we talk about that intro?  Sliding barre chords from D flat Major into D Major? Some juicy chromaticisms going on.  OH, and what about the D 9 chord on “was in vain?” AND Lennon’s voice cracking. Wow, does this ever make me choke up. A much more mature love song than earlier songs off Please, Please, Me.  And is it ever applicable to my life currently.  

"Cause I couldn’t stand the pain and I would be sad if our new love was in vain."

Bouquets, Applause, & Lonely Walks Home

What’s the hardest part of being a performer? Not having anyone to share your few genuine successes with. Those who you truly want to share with aren’t there. They’re distant.

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along

I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

And every time I’ve held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break

And this is why my eyes are closed
It’s just as well for all I’ve seen
And so it goes, and so it goes
And you’re the only one who knows

So I would choose to be with you
That’s if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes, and so it goes
And you’re the only one who knows

(Source: wankyy, via lovesickauthor)

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